Ipswich’s Choate Bridge was completed in 1764 and is the oldest documented surviving double stone arch bridge in North America, having provided more than 254 years of continuous service spanning the Ipswich River. Photograph by Peter Falabella

Important Note To Visitors To This Website

After more than 45 years of practice, I decided several months ago that it was time to retire from the active practice of law. Consequently, earlier this year I closed my office in downtown Ipswich and have since been working from a home office. I transferred most of my pending cases; I have not accepted any new litigation matters; and, with but a few exceptions, all active matters have been completed and closed.

My bar admission (Massachusetts and Maine) will continue to remain active at least through the end of August 2022. My business email address, phone and fax numbers will remain active during that period as well. Finally, since I commenced practicing as “Carpenter & Associates” in 2007, we have maintained all electronic communications and documents for future reference, and I expect to be able to respond favorably to client requests for existing file materials.

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to make many friends and to litigate and provide counsel in a diverse array of cases and disputes, some of which presented novel and cutting-edge legal issues. To those of you who placed your trust and confidence in me and my counsel over the years, I am and will remain forever grateful. Thank you for these many opportunities.